Mission, Objectives and Outcomes
The mission of the Engineering Physics Program is to prepare students for careers in areas of technology where the disciplines of physics and engineering intersect. The Program provides an interdisciplinary environment where pure and applied science merge. The curriculum is designed to develop sufficient depth in both engineering skills and physics knowledge to produce engineers who are able to relate fundamental physical principles to practical problems in engineering.
Program Educational Objectives
Program Educational Objective 1:
Our graduates will pursue careers as engineers, as physicists, or in other fields where an education in Engineering Physics is advantageous.
Program Educational Objective 2:
Our graduates will be effective problem solvers in their chosen career paths.
Program Educational Objective 3:
Our graduates will engage in life-long learning and professional development activities.
To prepare graduates of the Engineering Physics program to attain these educational objectives, the Engineering Physics curriculum is designed to include the following student outcomes:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political,
ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues;
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools
necessary for engineering practice.